My kitty friend Link’s adoption day is coming up! Despite the fact that sometimes he spills my extra large cup of fresh cold press all over the floor, breaks glasses at 3am, and nearly four and a half hours of my life everyday are spent lint rollering myself or picking cat hair out of my dreads… I made him some treats. Because it’s been two years of adventures, cute cat faces, and snuggling.
Sometimes he makes me angry. Like when he burrows into my freshly washed laundry, or when he steals the very last piece of turkey that I was going to put on my sandwich directly from my hands (true story)! But most of the time he just makes me go awwww. And all is forgiven.
Because I am a perfectly sane, really hip, non cat-hoarding, cat lady in training, and because I love everything Joy The Baker puts out… I decided to make my own cat treats. So if you’re a cat lady in training like me, or you’ve got some friends with cute cat kids, make em’ some treats!
Let me start by saying, these are NOT for human consumption… unless you leave out the catnip, or that’s just your jam.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- ½ cup quinoa flour
- ½ cup brown rice flour (You could also make these with oat flour)
- 1 tbsp dried catnip
- 4-5 oz sardines
- ¼ cup parsley, rough chopped
- 1 egg
- ½ tbsp olive oil
Here’s how you make them:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchement paper
Throw all of the ingredients in a food processor fitted with the blade attachement until it comes together. It should be cohesive, and just a little sticky.
If you want to make cute little shapes, dump the dough out on parchement paper on the counter and press with your fingers (or use a rolling pin) to about ¼ inch thickness. If you don’t care about the shape you can just pinch off pieces and make little balls (remember these are treats so they shouldn’t be too big).
Transfer treats to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until they are dry to the touch and a little browned. Allow to cool completely before giving them to your cat. Store in an airtight container.
All cats are different in what they like. Link likes sardines so that’s what these are made with (use tuna, or chicken if you like). Some cats are really picky eaters and won’t like these at all.